After several release date changes, we are about to finally get our first look at footage from Andy Serkis’ long awaited take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – Mowgli. The first trailer for what is arguably the acclaimed motion capture performer’s directorial debut (having been filmed prior to his first released film as director, Breathe – pictured above) has been rated today by Manitoba Film Classification Board, no doubt to go in front of Solo next week; so expect this new look to show up online in the next few days.
We will keep you updated on any new info as it comes. In the meantime, check out some of the reactions to the footage screened at CinemaCon last month – which may or may not be the incoming trailer:
The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.
Starring Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys and Freida Pinto, with motion capture performances from Serkis, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hollander, Peter Mullan, Naomie Harris, Eddie Marsan, Jack Reynor and Cate Blanchett, the film is released October 19 in the U.S. and the UK.